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Poster: brewster Date: Sep 25, 2010 12:41pm
Forum: university_of_toronto Subject: Milestone reached! 250,000 books from uToronto


When I talked with Carole Moore, the fantastic librarian from University of Toronto, about 6 years ago, she had a vision of scanning 250,000 books. Well, a few days ago she succeeded.

It has been a winding road to here, with financial help from Yahoo and Microsoft, from the Canadian government and from the University of Toronto-- but she got there in grand style.

She had books from the 1400's scanned, she has done all sorts of things with the able help from Jonathan Bengtson and Sian Meikle. The Internet Archive scanning center (our first) was started by Molly Davis and Gabe Juszel operating a cool page turning robot. The center is still run by Gabe with support from above and below and employs about 40 people.

All in all it is a hero librarian's tale and a successful one.

250,000 books for free to the world from one of the great libraries in the world.

Go University of Toronto!

-brewster
Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 25, 2010 5:12pm
Forum: university_of_toronto Subject: Re: Milestone reached! 250,000 books from uToronto

What a gift ! Thank -you Carole Moore and all those who supported this effort .

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Sep 29, 2010 10:27pm
Forum: university_of_toronto Subject: Re: Milestone reached! 250,000 books from uToronto

Do you have a link for the uninformed curious?

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Sep 30, 2010 3:00am
Forum: university_of_toronto Subject: Re: Milestone reached! 250,000 books from uToronto

here you go:
http://www.archive.org/details/university_of_toronto

This post was modified by brewster on 2010-09-30 10:00:04